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-- not only taxes, but there are over 100 local bond issues in california this year and dozens of local tax measures. if they feel like they are getting squeezed economically, i think they'll be less inclined to vote for taxes at the state level and at the local level and bonds. and i think that's where it could come out and bite. >> dan, i want to ask you this. what about the demeanor of the man? is he thinking about the potential of losing this? he must be thinking about that and what's that doing to his demeanor and his whole attitude to this thing? he's going to prop 30. is he prepared to not win it? >> i suppose he is. he says he is. he says he's -- he'll follow the will of the people. i think the jerry brown that's here now is different in many ways than the jerry brown i saw 30, 35 years ago when we were both much younger. he is much more -- i don't think he's changed inside very much. but i think his demeanor has changed and i think he's much more cautious, less willing to go out on a limb, very kind of, almost risk averse in many respects. and that's kind of a new jerry brown and i
: as east coast residents survey the mess sandy brought ashore, federal, state and local governments are already coordinating the cleanup. right now, thousands of workers from every level of government are on rescue mission in new jersey and new york's hardest- hit areas. fema is pulling in generators and worscng with power co wanies to get the lights back on.r the storm's damage was so severe that president obama quickly declared major disasters in new york and new jersey overnight. the decision frees up federal dollars to help families and businesses recover their losses. it also allows the u.s. to reimburse local and state governments for some of the expenses they'll face as th rebuild. the east coast may be cleaning up, but sandy isn't finished. the storm is plowing inland, dump g snow across the appalachians. duwith sandy still churning, its nearly impossible to know how extensive the damage will be or how long the cleanup will last. sylvia hall, nbr, washington.an >> tom: earlier, susie mentioned the challenges of getting around one of the world's largest and most congested cit
it is very important for the public to continue to monitor the situation in your local community, listen to state and local officials. >> woodruff: the warning included especially pennsylvania where the rain kept falling and flood waters kept rising today. and where the storm already passed, clean-up was the order of the day with first light utility crews from across the countryegan working to restoreor power to millions of people. >> we're really lucky to have, you know, everybody safe and have the crews already here getting us fixed up. >> woodruff: in parts of appalachia, the problem was snow. the hurricane dumped up to ahe foot of it after merging with a cold front catching some people off guard.er >> i was't ready for itdyither. woodruff: meanwhile in the midwest, the storm's power stretched all the way to chicago as waves crashed along the shores of lake michigan. the windy city also got gusts up tosh 60 miles an hour especially challenging for cyclists like this one. >> it's really tough going north. it's very usey going south. you don't even have to pedal. >> woodruff: those same
one. you only have to go as far as your local goodwill for some job training services. just last year, more than 3.5 million people reached out to goodwill industries international for help with job training and placement. sylvia hall continues our look at job retraining. when you think of goodwill, you may think of a store like this. what you may not know is that the money made here goes back to other programs, including job training and placement initiatives. and just last year, they helped nearly 190,000 people find work. baltimore resident michelle brown wants to be included in this year's number. she's been taking job readiness classes at a local goodwill center as part of a welfare-to- work program. >> we learn how to do our resume, we learn how to act on interviews, we learn how to ask questions to certain employers, we learn how to do cover letters, we learn how to just basically find a job the right way. >> reporter: she's joining millions of people who have sought services from goodwill. since the recession began, goodwill has seen a flood of people seeking job training serv
armstrong of rocky mount. now he hosts a local tv show on politics. he helped start a tea party branch here in 2010. what are the biggest issues? >> jobs, jobs and jobs. that would be your top three >> brown: that's it. so it's a question of who can do the better scrob >> who can do the better job not creating jobs. we realize politicians don't create job but at least enhancing the environment that can create jobs. >> brown: do you think there's much enthusiasm? >> as a conservative i am much more enthusiastic about mitt romney than i was john mccain. i thought john mccain was just an extension of george bush. we had had enough of that. >> brown: but polls show enthusiasm remains a question mark here for mitt romney and for the president. he also has to worry about criticism from his left. people like duke economics professor william garretty who cites the almost one in five blacks out of work here and says the president simply hasn't done enough to help. >> that's pretty staggering actually. i mean, we're approaching the kinds of unemployment rates that existed in the united states at the
yesterday on a local radio station. the judge dismissed that as an unbelievable conspiracy theory. and he talked about the damage that this case has done to the... to individuals, the loss of innocence and to a loss of community. and that those factored into his thinking in crafting the sentence that he imposed. >> woodruff: and as he was saying this, what was sandusky doing? >> sandusky during... i mean, he was watching whoever was speaking. when the prosecutor was talking, he was sort of... i mean, i guess he was... it would be fairly described as a smirk. but when the young men were speaking, he was more of a smile. i mean, he was engaged but at one point when his own lawyer was talking he was chewing his fingernails. but besides that, i wouldn't say that he was, you know, giving a lot of emotion. there wasn't a lot to read there in terms of body language. >> woodruff: i read that the judge said that, as he was crafting the sentence, he kept in mind one of the victims in the shower who was seen by a janitor. do we know any more about that? >> yeah. that victim 8 as he's known, that's a
cillessen, a local teacher. lisa and her husband jeremiah, the parents of three children, say they are even more pro-obama than four years ago. >> what changed for me was when i actually started working on the campaign and really, really started digging into some of the things that have been accomplished in the past four years. this is still the right leader for our country and we still need to keep moving this direction. >> ifill: jeremiah is a classic jeffco voter-- a registered republican who is crossing party lines to support mr. obama. but he also believes the president fell short in last week's debate. >> i think he really has to lock in on the undecided voters and that's first going to be one, particularly in this county. and i think there is an overwhelming number who after the first debate shifted a little bit. they're looking for somebody they can trust and somebody they can believe in. and in the first debate romney appeared to be that candidate. >> we have to get to these doors. this is the difference between winning and losing. >> ifill: both campaigns are stepping up their gam
're looking to source locally, correct? >> correct. >> reporter: how difficult is it to do that? it sounds very expensive. >> you have to look at the etymology, the beginning of trends, and when the consumer starts to change-- and all of the pressure is on locally grown. they don't want as many preservatives, they don't want chemicals, they don't want things of this nature, the marketplace will follow. funny thing about the marketplace-- it follows consumers, and we believe we are. >> reporter: you have rolled out in costco in california. will you be rolling your food out at all costco stores? >> that is the plan. can i announce something to you? we have not announced it directly, but we are now national in retail. you can now go on lyfe kitchen, "lyfe"-- "love your food everyday"-- and go on amazon.com and get your food delivered to your house. >> reporter: what did you learn at mcdonald's that you are applying to this business? >> we learned a little bit about taste. you know, it's got to taste good, number one. number two, we learned you got to serve a lot of people quickly. we have a c
they can't find in their local geography. first and foremost, it is finding the work and the freedom and the flexibility to work on the jobs of their choosing at the time they want, and, of course, at the rates of their choosing as well. really it is about freedom and boundless opportunities for these workers to get jobs they won't normally have access to. >> the downside, no possibility of medical benefits, no retirement, 401k, no paid vacation side. that's a real downside, though. >> well, you know, we surveyed these workers and they came back and told us -- 87% of them said they prefer working this way. despite the fact they may have to forego some of the benefits you've mentioned, they prefer the freedom and the flexibility over the benefits. >> tom: i want to follow up on what you have found in terms of folks looking for work outside of where they live. that's one of the big benefits you're finding with your folks. your firm matches free-lancers with businesses. is there a marketplace? >> yes. we have about 500,000 businesses on o-desk, and these are companies trying to get work
's been extraordinarily close coordination between state, federal, and local governments. and so we're confident that the assets are prepositioned for an effective response in the aftermath of the storm. r david paulison knows about mobilizing the federal government's responsto a hurricane. he was in two weeks after hurricane katrina. are you confident that fema is prepared given the sheer size of this storm, almost a thousand miles in dimer. >> it is a huge storm and the impact will on the storm is so big, it is impacting several states from dc all the way up to maine at the s same time. but i am rae very comfortable. we have a great administrator running the organization. he gets it, he's from florida, a good emergency manager. doesn't run around with his hair on fire. so i'm confident they will do a good job. >> on a conference call today n fact, youro successor, mr. fugate said the disaster fund at fema has a billion dollars in t more or less. is that enough for this kind of response that will be necessary? >> probably at the end of the day the expenses will be momr than that. b
. >> sreenivasan: so how widespread was this type of bearing or collusion with local leaders?g. >> the maddening thing about these files is that we don't imately. there are ott a lot of them that were destroyed b the scouts in 1975. more of them would goe away when scouts turned 75 or died. so for us, the issue is we found individual cases where it happened and we probly found 15 or 20 different cases. then we also take into account that local scoutly masters are also local officials. so by that measure it's countless. >> sreenivasan: let's talk about that. how do we calculate the number of people affected? you have a finite number of individuals, allegedly perpetrators of this. but what about the victims? >> the tabulation of the victims pehasn't been done and part of a issueow is their names have been redactd from the files. so anyone looking to go back and tabulate that is going to have the problem that they won't have different names of victims so you don't know exsfrept the context if it's one person or owve people or ten people. so it's impossible to tell at this point how many victims we
're talking about 2 or 3 billion spent for a local election, magnitudes increase over previous years. >> give us the roots. >> a lot comes from outside roups. ourro new campaign finance syst encourages groups to spend money despite the campaigns. american crossroads is an organization started by car carl rove which allows them to runny tv commercials they want, but they also have a group gps, a nonrofit dedicated to social welfare, which means they don't even have to disclose where the money comes from. half a billion right now is just from organizations. >> part of the organization of finance reform was to prevent corruption and increase transpency. >> what's going on? >> there is americans for responsible leadership which poured money into the state campaign. their transparency is overnment, but when they p $11 million in the campaign ad, they don't disclose where they get their money from. m what we do is say if you give money to a candidate, you might be corrupting them. we need to cap that. in san francisco, give a $500 contribion. it's regulated, it must be disclosed because that's whe
. i want to meet them. >> reporter: comfort has already won a seat on the local school board. he volunteered for then senator obama's campaign in 2008 but has since switched his allegiance to romney based on what he considers a broken promise by the president. >> i feel he's almost stiffed the voters on a couple of issues. the biggest one for me is education, obviously, because i'm on the school board, and i feel he's not paying near as much attention as he should to the educational system. >> what comfort cares about has >> reporter: what comfort cares about has instead been drowned out by the campaigns selling competing visions to iowans. the differing philosophies on job creation, the economy, and the role of government are clashing in newton, iowa. this is the birthplace of the washing machine, where maytag made its home for decades. in 2007, it became the town maytag left behind, when it closed its headquarters, moved operations to mexico. newton lost about 1,800 jobs and millions from its local economy. >> our main focus for newton right now is... is getting people back to
and prevention in atlanta say a concerted effort is underway. >> they are working with state and local health departments to contact patients who may have received injections at the facilities who received the recalled lots of this medication to inform them that they may have been exposed, to find out out if they are having symptoms and instruct them to seek health care should they be ill. >> the >> sreenivasan: the tainted steroids came from a massachusetts pharmacy which has now suspended operations. in syria today, the rebel stronghold of homs endured the heaviest bombardment in months. thick plumes of smoke could be seen rising above the central city's skyline as syrian government warplanes, tanks and artillery intensified their assault. meanwhile, turkish media reported syrian troops fired another mortar round into southern turkey. no one was hurt, but the turkish military returned fire. a similar exchange earlier this week left several dead on both sides. the turmoil deepened today in south africa's mining industry. the world's largest platinum producer, amplats, fired 12,000 miners for
and local taxes, and any other taxes that i have and i will still get a tax cut. >> woodruff: meanwhile debate arrangements were concluding at hofstra university on long island where 80 undecided vote voters, selected by gallup, will fill these seats. candy crowley, cnn's chief political correspondent, will moderate. in that role, she's selecting from questions submitted by the audience in advance. individual voters will ask their question. each candidate will get two minutes to respond. and just this afternoon, the commission on presidential debates announced a format change that the moderator will be allowed to pose a follow-up. the candidates will be limited to one minute responses to those questions. >> ifill: here with us now to preview what to expect tonight are syndicated columnist mark shields and "washington post" columnist michael gerson. welcome, guys. who has the most to prove tonight, mark? >> president obama. we've been told time and again by all sorts of scholars that campaigns don't matter, debates don't matter. yet since the first debate less than two weeks ago we've se
on how the cuts would affect the local ecomy. our story comes from cathy lewis of whro in hampton roads and is part of our new collaboration with public media partners across the country. we're bringing you reports from areas that will likely dictate the outcome of the election in a series we call battleground dispatches. >> are you aware of the term sequestration? >> no. are you familiar with the terminolo sequestration? >> say again. reporter: people here in the hampton roads region might not be able to define sequestration litaryli the largest concentration in the country they know big cuts to defense means the loss f lots off jobs. >> you've lost a lot of work. you're going to put a lot of people out of work. most people work with navy vessels. if you cut the government spending you're cuttingu jobs. that's going to trickle on down to where the people aren't working, they're not spending the money out in the economy. >> reporter: 6% of the population here wears a military uniform. another 40% work in businesses that support them. >> we have the navy down here. if they cut back, that
of again in the form benefits oror state and local government grants orr contracts. if we don't restrain spending someone is gng to get less money from the federal government. >> reporter: so if not health care, how about something else? and i can guess why you wanted us to go here.is that's the pentagon and this must be militarypending whic is how much of the total budget? >> it's about 20% of the feder budget now. $700 billion last year. more than t combined defense budget of the next 17 largest defense budgets. more than china plus ru tia plus germany pus france plus spain plus israel plus the united arab emirates and a few more i can't remember. >> reporter: do wes really cant to skimp on defense with china an emging superpower making offensive moves in the south china sea and those islands in japan? >> we want to have enough defense to protect ourselves but the question is how much defense really need and how much can we afford to be the cops of the world? the thing that strikes me about we defense budget is how large the component decisions are so take this one question. how many a
radio iernational visited northeast ohio recently to look at how gains in the local economy offer both campaigns a chance to termpet their policies. his story is part of our new collaboration with public media artners across the country as we bring you reports from areas that will likely determine the outcome of the election in a series we call "battleground distches." ">> that's the sound of the economy here in northeast ohio being reborn. at this brand-new manufacturing platt in hubbard, emmitt's oil & gas, p construction is booming. >> we've doubl our in-house staff. we have over a hundred people working in our building, that is engineeng, project managers, drafters, superintendents, even office help. >> reporter: chris, thepr company's chief operating officer grew newspaper northeast ohio which suffered through decades of economic decline. today he's ace business thrive on a resurgence in energy and auto manufacturing, he's feeling optimistic. >> there's a lot more smiling, a lot more nshine around here, and we're all enjoying that. >> reporter: it's a far cry from the economic eef
: governor romney has not spelled out whether he would allow local officials to deny medicaid to some current patients altogether or restrict health benefits they now receive. romney also says he would not have medicaid spending keep pace with projected health care inflation. in the all likelihood, a romney administration also would not provide additional funds to cover more recipients during a recession. in contrast to how the law currently works. president obama argues that romney's proposal would cut coverage and services to the needy including seniors. >> here's the deal the states would be getting. they would have to be running these programs in the face of the largest cut to medicaid that has ever been proposed. a cut that according to one nonpartisan group would take away health care for about 19 million americans. 19 million. >> sreenivasan: bob green stein is the founder and president of the center on budget and policy priorities. he says governor romney's block grant proposal would hurt many patients. >> the biggest changes would be for the elderly and the disabled. the elderly and
of a new local daily deals service. >> it would seem to be a natural for ebay to the extent that they do have such a substantial user base. >> reporter: ebay has come a long way since its first sale of a broken laser pointer back in 1995. but if you still think of ebay as primarily an auction site selling second-hand junk, you're wrong. >> one sentence after the majority of the business are things that are new. they are sold at fixed price. ebay is an end to end digital commerce power house. not a flea market auction site. >> reporter: ebay now boasts 25 million sellers and four times as many buyers. over $75 billion in commerce is done on the site a year. the new look comes at a key time: >> we really think ebay is a go- to destination for holiday shopping. they can find not only the things they know they want. but a lot of things they probably didn't think they might of wanted. >> reporter: and ebay is not necessarily talking about handbags and electronics. >> ebay sells about 10,000 automobiles a week on a mobile phone. >> reporter: which proves just about anything can be bought onlin
, as state and local governments tighten their belts. the conruction industry is hoping next year will be better for hiring than this one. many u.s. businesses have put projects on hold, due to c political uncertainty, and worries about the fiscal cliff. but the most impoant factor is the economy: >> you might expect that as the housing recovery gets a little bit of pace over the next year or so, that should translatean into stronger hiring going forward. we are not going to return levels we were at before thern recession, the housing sector is not going be that big again. but the trend should be up. >> reporter: if construction improves, it's good for the economy as a whole. according to trade association figures, every billion dollars spent on construction creates 28,000 jobs throughout the economy. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: tomorrow, we tackle the rental market, and one especially hot market for renters, as we continue our week-long look at the housing comeback.in >> tom: from housing to manufacturing. manufacturing has been a bright poin the u.s. economy, bu
article about the race in tchicago reader, the local alternative paper in chicago, where one of obama's opponents, he says, "obama is viewed as the white man in blackface in our community." >> it got bad. it was real bad. a number of black nationalists in the african-american community, you know, made all sorts of allegations about barack being a tool of, you know, hyde park and the university of chicago, which a both code words for both whites and jews. >> narrator: bobby rush's strategy worked. on election day, the voters embraced the incumbent. obama knew what was going to happen >> in the end, voters decided to stick with bobby rush by a huge, huge, huge margin. so it was a very ruising loss for him. >> narrator: obama lost by 30 points. >> it was the first time in his life where people didn't just really accept him immediately,g where things didn't really go perfectly r him.tl >> narrator: the loss seemed like it might be the end of obama's political career. >> people who saw him afterward say he was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the
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. >> ifill: on a rainy sunday morning brown rallied supporters at a local pumpkin patch. among them sally russell who has voted for kennedy, president obama and brown. >> i work very hard on his first campaign. which surprised me. quite a bit. i thought he would do a good job. and the circumstances where senator kennedy had passed away. and i think he was... i'm not sure i was behind him as a person but as a senator i thought he was just outstanding. >> ifill: at town and country bowling lanes, diane travers, a democrat who supported brown two years ago said she's not so sure about him anymore >> i did vote for scott brown the last time because i felt very good vibes. i'm up and down. i have a feeling i'm going to go for elizabeth this time >> ifill: democrats outnumber republicans 3 to 1 in the deep blue bay state but republicans have won here statewide before including of course former governor romney but to win re-election scott brown is counting on the uncommitted voters that make up fully half of the electorate to be his fire wall. >> we need somebody who is going to be truly biparti
is incredibly important. i hink that's why a lot of our outreach efforts are so localized.ha >> suarez: in battleground colorado, that was a juntos con romney-- "together witromney"- - event, headlined by romney's youngest son, craig, who's been hitting big hispanic markets too speak on his father's behalf in two languages. gary segura, a pollster and political science professor at stanford university, says the spanish-language outreach demonstrates cultural recognition. >> the idea that a candidate would address you in your native language, or if not your native language, the native language of your parents, conveys a level of respect. it's part of symbolic politics. it doesn't have any meaning or any policy meaning per se, but in the minds of the voters, it conveys a sensitivity, an interest in, a willingness to listen to the concerns of the population. >> suarez: but for all their attention to getting the word out in spanish, the campaigns are leaving out a rge and obvious constituency, segura says. >> the missed opportunity for bath political parties are english-dominant hispanics.
to look at local conditions. but flay broader sense, one of the things that concerns me is ultimately whether it's five, six, 10 years we'll get to the int where people believe housing prices will never go down again. housing can be a great investment. it can be a stable investment. it can also be a very risky investment. i think people need to go into this with their eyes clear, making sure what they're buying is really based on their needs and not the ability to flip it. >> brown: why don't you start, what do u wish youdo had heard in the debate? what do you wh you heard outo the campaign trail today? what do you want to hear? >> toh tell you quite frankly, i was far more sympathetic to where governor romney started out, which is this is a process that needs to work its way out. the prices need to hit bottom. i think this is a problem of we built too much housing and the only way you work off excess supply, in my opinion, prices fall and i appreciate and respect that he said that first. i think he is starting to recognize the politics of it after t at.at as an economist, they call e
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